How Not To Fail Africa This September

So I’m finally on to day 4 of the #30DayAfriBlogger and #BlogTemberChallenge challenges. And no, the challenge did not start four days ago. Today’s post is motivation for others like myself who feel themselves falling behind on this challenge or in life. Lol. Here are a few steps that we can take to not fail... Continue Reading →

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Why I Refuse To Change My Name In Senegal

I missed several days of the #30DayAfriBlogger and #BlogTemberChallenge, so I’m playing catch up! Day 3’s topics were ‘my totem’ (how one’s family is identified in Zimbabwe) and my heritage. I could write on both of these topics for daysssss, but instead I’ve decided to contextualize this combined post to focus on a reoccurring theme... Continue Reading →

What The ‘Fi’ Am I Doing In Dakar

Maangi fi. The direct translation from Wolof is “I am here” (the general meaning is “I am fine”), and it’s the common response to Nanga def (How are you?). I am here. Two weeks ago I landed in Dakar, Senegal after an eventful journey across two continents and three cities. I’ll spare you the details,... Continue Reading →

5 Ways To SLAy This Summer

SLAyage. That's the word that best describes this summer for me. From the glamorous hairstyles and conscious clothes to previews of black brilliance on the big screen, 2017 is definitely the year. And for female entrepreneurs in North America who make SLAying a lifestyle, SheHive – She Leads Africa’s (SLA) global four-day professional boot camp and... Continue Reading →

Prix

You are not too much to handle for the person destined to love you... (click to continue reading)

Opprimé

How do you empower yourself in a society that has always profited from holding you back? How do you pull yourself up by the bootstraps when they created a system in which you can barely afford food, let alone books? How do you free your mind when the knowledge you attain is always history, his story, rewritten... Continue Reading →

Déçu

She was not scared of being loved. She was scared of loving. She never needed your validation But she wanted it all the same.     She waited and waited And when it finally came You did not give it to her. You gave it away to another.   ~Nomadic Mind~    

Engourdie

I stopped crying a long time ago. Not because the pain has gone, But because I'm too tired to feel.   ~Nomadic Mind~

Silence

The pain is crippling Causing me to talk too much Leaving things unsaid.   ~Nomadic Mind~

Reflet

You're my everything. I think about the sacrifices that you made, And the foundation that you laid. You helped cultivate my work ethic, And you molded my integrity. My faith in God is strong today because of you. I know God is supposed to be my everything Or at least that's what they told me.... Continue Reading →

Femme

Over-glorified and over-criticized, yet underappreciated. Woman. To appreciate is to acknowledge someone for their worth, their actions, And to compensate them accordingly. If society claims that women are so wonderful, productive, virtuous, and essential, Then why are they still on the fringes of society overworked, yet underpaid And underrepresented in leadership positions?   ~Nomadic Mind~

Agapé

I'm terrible, but you love me still. When I fight you and break your heart, You whisper sweet words in my ear, Drawing me near until I learn to love myself, Forgive myself, and then give myself completely to you.   ~Nomadic Mind~

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